Explore, Experience, Enjoy. Why limit yourself to the land?
Two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. If the earth’s was a flat surface, with no mountains, it would be completely covered in 10km of water. What I’m saying is… There’s a lot of it.
And a lot lives in it.
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, with the highest biodensity. In the open seas huge animals roam vast territories.
The sea bed is littered with the remnants of human exploration and conflict. Wrecks are wonderful to explore, come with a story and are often teeming with life. Some are a mystery.
There are seemingly endless possibilities of exploration, experience and enjoyment. Whatever you seek – be it historical wrecks or stunning natural wonders, tiny creations of startling cuteness or great leviathans, adrenaline or tranquillity – all that and much, much more can be found underwater.
Words can hardly describe the unreal feeling of apparent weightlessness as you glide through the water!
The uDare Scuba group has an amazing time doing all this together. Interested in trying this for yourself?
(This event is open to both uDare Adventures and uDare Scuba)
How to learn
At this social event you can find out all you need to know about learning to dive and ask any questions.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s leading scuba diving training organisation. Yes it is quite cheesy, but here’s a link to PADI’s short video about learning to dive:
The learning process can be split into two steps:
Step 1: Open Water Referral, comprising
(a) Independent study (there’s a fairly straightforward manual to read through)
(b) Review of independent study and exam
(c) Confined water (e.g. pool) training (1 day)
Step 2: Open Water dives
Steps 1 and 2 can be undertaken together or separtely, culminating in certification as a PADI Open Water Diver.
We will talk through the various options and answer all your questions (besides having a couple of drinks and general chat!).
It can all be done here in the UK. For those who prefer that, that is still excellent… But we also propose something a bit more special: We would do the theory (not too hard or boring!) and dive skills (5 pool dives – fun!) here in the UK. Then we head for the warm and life-rich Red Sea in Egypt to complete the qualifying dives in the open water. There are four of these, taking two days and that leaves the rest of the week in sunny Egypt to dive for fun and gain get some confidence, with experienced divers and guides always on hand.
In summary, that is Step 1 here in the UK and Step 2 overseas in lovely warm water.
In fact, we already have events lined up for this!
Step 1 here in the UK:
Step 2 in the fabulous Marsa Nakari:
If you can't make the proposed date for Step 1 here in the UK then no probs as this can be arranged for another date. Even if you can't make the trip this social event is still a great way to find out more about learning to dive and exploring all the options.
The pics shown here by the way are all from a previous uDare Scuba trip to the same spot that's very much in mind for this.
Sounds good? Well, it is good!
The Tokenhouse has a great selection of beers and wine, and despite what their website says, the full food menu is available in the evening.
Unless we get moved, you should find us on the far left hand side as you enter the bar, just before the staircase.
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Be considerate, be responsible and enjoy!